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Poster: Jerrob Hungar Date: Nov 30, 2007 6:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Rob. Here's tae us - Wha's like us

As it's St Andrew's Day, what better excuse to enjoy a nice Peggy-o and a drop o' malt or whichever way your pleasure tends. Jer obviously liked the song and here's the one from Las Vegas '94. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AX9Vhv4akxc

I was trying to think of anything linking GD to Scotland, but all I could come up with is the song Peggy-o, which was adapted from a traditional Scottish folk song called the Bonnie Lass o' Fyvie.
This is the lyric to one version:

There once was a troop o' Irish dragoons
Cam marching doon through Fyvie-o
And the captains fall in love wi' a very bonnie lass
And her name it was cad pretty Peggy-o

There's many a bonnie lass in the Howe o Auchterless
There's many a bonnie lass in the Garioch
There's many a bonnie Jean in the streets of Aiberdeen
But the floor o' them aw lyes in Fyvie-o

O come doon the stairs, Pretty Peggy, my dear
Come doon the stairs, Pretty Peggy-o
Come doon the stairs, comb back your yellow hair
Bid a long farewell to your mammy-o

It's braw, aye it's braw, a captain's lady for to be
And it's braw to be a captain's lady-o
It's braw to ride around and to follow the camp
And to ride when your captain he is ready-o

O I'll give you ribbons, love, and I'll give you rings
I'll give you a necklace of amber-o
I'll give you a silken petticoat with flounces to the knee
If you'll convey me doon to your chamber-o

What would your mother think if she heard the guineas clink
And saw the haut-boys marching all before you o
O little would she think gin she heard the guineas clink
If I followed a soldier laddie-o

I never did intend a soldier's lady for to be
A soldier shall never enjoy me-o
I never did intend to gae tae a foreign land
And I never will marry a soldier-o

I'll drink nae more o your claret wine
I'll drink nae more o your glasses-o
Tomorrow is the day when we maun ride away
So farewell tae your Fyvie lasses-o

The colonel he cried, mount, boys, mount, boys, mount
The captain, he cried, tarry-o
O tarry yet a while, just another day or twa
Til I see if the bonnie lass will marry-o

Twas in the early morning, when we marched awa
And O but the captain he was sorry-o
The drums they did beat o'er the bonnie braes o' Gight
And the band played the bonnie lass of Fyvie-o

Long ere we came to the Howe of Auchterless
We had our captain to carry-o
And long ere we won into the streets of Aberdeen
We had our captain to bury-o

Green grow the birks on bonnie Ythanside
And low lie the lowlands of Fyvie-o
The captain's name was Ned and he died for a maid
He died for the bonnie lass of Fyvie-o
:¬)

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Nov 30, 2007 6:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Rob. Here's tae us - Wha's like us

Happy St. Andrews. I guess I'll see my neighbor running around in his Kilt later - he makes apoint of dressing up, eating haggis & drinking single malt on this day.

And thanks for those lyrics

Side note: I was talking with the old timer who owns the boatyard nearby and he asked my last name. "Glynn" said I. "Oh, Scottish?" said he. "No, Irish" said I. "That's too bad" said he.

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Poster: Jerrob Hungar Date: Nov 30, 2007 8:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Rob. Here's tae us - Wha's like us

For the sake of balance...
There are four kinds of people in the UK -
First, there were the Scots who kept the Sabbath - and everything else they could lay their hands on;
Then there were the Welsh - who prayed on their knees and their neighbours;
Thirdly there were the Irish who never knew what they wanted - but were willing to fight for it anyway.
Lastly there were the English who considered themselves self-made men, - thus relieving the Almighty of a terrible responsibility.
:¬)

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Poster: snori Date: Nov 30, 2007 8:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Rob. Here's tae us - Wha's like us

As a war-mongering, deceitful piece of scum, can I just say 'have a good day, and a terrible hang-over'. I'll raise a glass vaguely in your direction gentlemen.

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Poster: Jerrob Hungar Date: Nov 30, 2007 8:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Rob. Here's tae us - Wha's like us

Thanks snori. My mum was english, my dad irish and I was born and raised in Scotland. So thats my excuse and I'm sticking to it. :¬)

Have a great week-end y'all.

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Poster: patkelley Date: Nov 30, 2007 6:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Rob. Here's tae us - Wha's like us

Be careful! You posted visual evidence that the GD existed after 1974. A lot of heads on here are going to get freaked out about that.

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Poster: Jerrob Hungar Date: Nov 30, 2007 7:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Rob. Here's tae us - Wha's like us

Pat, they must be the rare exotic cerebral heads. I'm just a common-or-garden intuitive head.
:¬)

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Nov 30, 2007 6:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Damn few - and they're a' deid

Nice post, my friend.

Let's raise a glass to the Gratefu' Deid. Lang may their lums reek!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkhVFnQp6XY&feature=related
http://www.kiltmen.com/celeb-weir.JPG


(by the way did you get my email earlier?)

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Nov 30, 2007 7:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Damn few - and they're a' deid

If I, as an upstanding Irisman, were to meet Rob (hint: Rob is the unwashed Scot w/ the beard...wait, that doesn't narrow it down very much, does it?)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WI45kamy83A

This post was modified by SomeDarkHollow on 2007-11-30 15:07:18

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Nov 30, 2007 7:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Damn few - and they're a' deid

Forgot how funny that scene was.

Why did God invent whiskey?

So the Irish wouldn't take over the world.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Nov 30, 2007 7:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Damn few - and they're a' deid

You and your cunning edits, you crazy Irishman... Don't think I didn't see the original...

"If I were to meet Rob (hint: I'm the crazy Irishman and Rob is the unwashed Scot w/ the beard...wait, that doesn't narrow it down very much, does it?)"

This post was modified by robthewordsmith on 2007-11-30 15:12:20

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Poster: patkelley Date: Nov 30, 2007 8:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Damn few - and they're a' deid

The word "cunning" reminds me of a joke:

Q: What is the difference between the Ringling Bro.s Circus and the Rockettes chorus line?

A: The circus is a cunning array of stunts...

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Poster: user unknown Date: Nov 30, 2007 9:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Damn few - and they're a' deid

Q- What is the difference n a tribe of pygmies and a women's track team?

A- The pygmies are cunning runts...

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Nov 30, 2007 8:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Damn few - and they're a' deid

The version I know it was a magician's wand and a policeman's truncheon (nightstick to my American brothers).

(One's used for cunning stunts...)

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Nov 30, 2007 7:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Damn few - and they're a' deid

Curious, somewhat as an aside, how was that movie received in Scotland? I understand it met with some bad feelings in England as it depicted most of them as war-mongering, deceitful scum.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Nov 30, 2007 7:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Damn few - and they're a' deid

Actually it went down extremely well in Scotland for the very reasons you cite - i.e that the English are depicted as war-mongering, deceitful scum who would stab an honest Scot in the back as quick as look at him.

It also appealed to the Scots love of being noble losers, defeated only by circumstance and duplicity.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Nov 30, 2007 7:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Damn few - and they're a' deid

I think that is the exact reason why it went over so well in Boston. Well, that was before the Red Sox finally won a World Series. Since then we've been kind of lost, no longer being the "loveable losers" we'd been for 90 years.

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Poster: Jerrob Hungar Date: Nov 30, 2007 7:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Damn few - and they're a' deid

Thanks Rob, I have now. Just been having a chortle at the rest of this thread and the Bobby pic. I didn't know he had scot's blood. More power to his elbow. In fact I'll dedicate this clip to him
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbLpy_4XGCo